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February 09, 2016 11:47 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Kuwait Investment Authority

Company Overview

Kuwait Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Kuwait. It primarily invests in real estate, private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. Within fixed income investments, the firm seek to invest in government-owned securities, agency/corporate bonds, TIPS, and treasury bills within North America, Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets. For its equity investments, it invests in value and growth stocks of companies across all market capitalization. The firm’s alternative investments comprise of private equity markets, Hedge Funds, funds of funds, and real estate markets. It benchmarks the performance of its Canadian la...

Ministries Complex

AlMurqab

Kuwait City,  13001

Kuwait

Founded in 1953

Phone:

965 2 485 600

Key Executives for Kuwait Investment Authority

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Director
Executive Director of Operations and Administration
Executive Director of General Reserves
Executive Director of Alternative Investments
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Kuwait Investment Authority Key Developments

Kuwait Investment Authority Is Considering Selling Assets

Kuwait Investment Authority is considering selling assets to cover a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices, the country's al-Anba newspaper reported on Sunday, quoting unnamed sources. Kuwait Investment Authority is studying whether to liquidate assets that generate annual returns of below 9 percent, the newspaper said.

Abdullah Al-Turaiji Against Sale Of Kuwait International Fair

Abdullah Al-Turaiji has warned the government against the sale of the Kuwait International Fair K.S.C. Al-Turaiji pointed out the Chief Executive of the Kuwait Investment Company S.A.K. (KWSE:KINV) had recently announced its intention to sell the Kuwait International Fairs company this month at a profit of KWD 8 million, in spite of the fact that the company makes profit and can benefit the state budget. Al-Turaiji said the Kuwait Investment Company and the Kuwait Investment Authority are in a haste to sell off their stakes in the Kuwait International Fairs Company.

Borealis And Allianz Are Understood To Have Bid For London City Airport

Borealis Infrastructure Trust and Allianz SE (DB:ALV) are understood to have joined forces for a swoop on London City Airport Ltd., which has been valued at £2 billion. Borealis Infrastructure is understood to have teamed up with Allianz to make a consortium approach. The duo will come up against suitors including Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which has partnered with Kuwait Investment Authority (sovereign wealth fund of Kuwait) and Hermes to submit an offer for the airport. Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) is also thought to be eyeing a consortium bid. Spokesmen for Borealis and Allianz declined to comment.

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